Two motorcycle riders were killed recently in a south Florida
motorcycle crash involving an automobile and excessive speed on I95 in Pompano Beach.
Kevin Jackson, a local tile business owner in Lauderhill, Florida, and
his brother, retired Air Force sergeant Andrew Jackson from Ft. Lauderdale,
were both killed Saturday night when they were thrown from their motorbikes
after a collision involving another vehicle on I95. Investigators at the
scene said an automobile, a 1997 Honda Accord driven by 44-year old Patrick
Noel, veered across the southbound lanes and struck a median wall. Kevin
Jackson was ejected from his 2006 Suzuki after trying to avoid the car
but instead struck the median. He was also heading south. The car then
bounced off the median wall and into the path of oncoming Andrew Jackson
whose 2001 Suzuki struck the front left side of the Accord. The responding
trooper said he too was also thrown from his bike, and tragically, was
pronounced dead at the scene. His brother died 40 minutes later at the hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, the two motorcyclists were traveling as much
as twice the posted speed limit. Omer Ulku, an eyewitness said the cyclists
"flew past me" seconds before the crash. "They must have
been going like 140 or something crazy like that 'cause it was a blur,"
Family member said the two brothers who loved to spend time together and
were just going out for a routine ride, something they had been doing
for the past 20 years. Unfortunately, the law of averages apparently caught
up to them as excessive speed is normally the case when motorcycle accidents
occur. Going in excess of 100 miles per hour reduces one's reaction
time exponentially and one has to wonder if they were going the legal
speed limit would they have been able to avoid the car accident in front of them.
We have spoken before of the potential for shared responsibility in a situation
where the responsibility for a wrongful death could be placed on multiple
parties. Even though a high rate of speed might have contributed to the
motorcycles being involved in an accident, one cannot help but wonder
would there have been a motorcycle accident at all if the car in front
of them had not started the chain reaction in the first place? In a complex
situation like this, the families of these victims should consider hiring
a wrongful death personal injury lawyer and an motorcycle accident lawyer.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one as the result of a motorcycle
accident with a
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consider hiring a personal injury lawyer immediately. We may be able to
recover compensation from an insurance company to pay for the injuries
and treatment sustained, even if there is a potential for shared responsibility.
Hire a law firm with experience in the area of law that governs unknown
and hit-and-run drivers. Call 561-444-4440 to speak with a case specialist
at our firm today.